Article: "Immaterial" at Ballroom Marfa
“Untitled” by Julie Mehretu
If you’ve never been to Marfa, the small Texas town three hours away from the nearest city with enough people to call a population, you’ve probably heard of it by now. Donald Judd ring a bell? At the helm of its art scene is Ballroom Marfa, which helped fund the famous 2005 sculpture “Prada Marfa” and has played host to a number of artists and musicians since it opened in 2003, including Grizzly Bear, Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth, Joanna Newsom and Animal Collective, to name just a few.